Difficult to win league without new signings.

Antonio Conte says Chelsea must sign more players to have any chance of successfully defending the Premier League.

Asked if it will be hard to clinch the league again without adding more players, the Italian, speaking at the Premier League Launch, told Sky Sports: “Yes, for sure. This league is not easy.

“Six teams are very strong and you must be prepared. I hope to be able to improve our squad.

“The transfer market is not finished. We want to be competitive and we want to fight for the title again. The club knows my priorities.

“It won't be easy. It's a great challenge for us to try and retain the title but we are working hard.”